Tuesday, May 6, 2014

{Blog Tour} Review: Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson

  Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson Book Cover
Title: Prejudice Meets Pride
Author: Rachael Anderson
Series: Meet Your Match
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

After years of pinching pennies and struggling to get through art school, Emma Makie’s hard work finally pays off with the offer of a dream job. But when tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to make a cross-country move to Colorado Springs to take temporary custody of her two nieces. She has no money, no job prospects, and no idea how to be a mother to two little girls, but she isn't about to let that stop her. Nor is she about to accept the help of Kevin Grantham, her handsome new neighbor, who seems to think she’s incapable of doing anything on her own.Fun, compelling, and romantic, Prejudice Meets Pride is the story of a guy who thinks he has it all figured out and a girl who isn't afraid to show him that he doesn't. It’s about learning what it means to trust, figuring out how to give and to take, and realizing that not everyone gets to pick the person they fall in love with. Sometimes, love picks them.

This one definitely caught my attention with that summary, although I wasn't sure what to expect when reading it. However, this turned out to be a hilarious, fun, cute story.

Everything was going perfect for Emma, until she had to take guardianship of her two nieces, and move to Colorado Springs with no job, no money, nothing. Everything was going perfect for Kevin, with his dental practice, quiet neighborhood, and mother-approved girlfriend...until Emma and her two nieces move in right next door.

I definitely loved the characters in this one. They are perfectly flawed, although I was a bit more forgiving of Kevin's flaws than Emma's. Emma seemed a bit much, and it came off quite annoying at times. I definitely understand not wanting to take charity, or hating when someone else thinks you're not capable, but she had to pick a fight about every. single. thing. and sometimes, it just wasn't worth it. At the same time, she was a very strong woman, and has a very willing and caring heart, as seen by the fact that she agreed to care for her nieces for a year. She just wants to do the best she can, but do it herself. As an independent woman myself, I can appreciate that. But she also learned when she just needed to ask for help, and I think her character underwent a lot of growth as the story progressed.

Although Kevin came off a bit presumptuous and arrogant at the beginning, his character went through a change too. Kevin is a very uptight, orderly person. This isn't a bad thing, but throughout the book, he also learned to loosen up and go with the flow. Seeing him fumble trying to keep his cool around Emma was adorable, and the way he was with her nieces was the cutest. I loved how Kevin and Emma were together as well. It wasn't a fast, unrealistic, insta-love type thing. Instead, there was actual chemistry that made the relationship enjoyable to read about.

The secondary characters really helped bring another layer to this book as well, with Sam and her mother, and especially the two nieces. They were SO cute and will definitely bring a smile to your face while reading. The writing was also very well-done. The pacing was right, and the writing style will make you want to read more. Anderson does a lovely job with descriptions, especially of Emma's artwork (jealous! I want a room like that!).

This is a genuine, fun, cute story with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. If you're looking for a good clean romance, then this is the one for you.

Coming Next in the Meet Your Match Series

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A USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review my book! I hope you have a fabulous day!